16 December, Saturday


Elections in Iran - Latest information

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Head of Iran's Central Elections Supervising Committee Ahmad Jannati called the process of polling across the country good, saying that people responded to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei call for huge turnout in the elections.

Jannati was talking to reporters after casting his vote in the presidential and local elections.
 
People should know that their votes will determine the country’s destiny, the official added.
 
He noted that anybody who becomes president should adopt revolutionary policies and defend the rights of people. 
 
Polling stations for the 12th presidential election and the fifth city and village councils elections are open from 8am until 6pm local time (3:30am to 1:30pm GMT) although authorities have announced that the country's 63,500 polling stations could extend their voting time if necessary.
 
The presidential candidates include President Hassan Rouhani, Custodian of Imam Reza (AS) Holy Shrine Ebrahim Raeisi, former minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mostafa Aqa Mirsalim and former minister of Physical Education Mostafa Hashemi Taba.
 
According to the reports, over 56 million of Iranians are eligible to go to the polls. Out of the total eligible voters over 1.3 million are those who vote for the first time.

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